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ánd Ambrose Smith whilest the said vessell was at Shoram and before
her proceeding thense on the said voyage, laded aboard her two hundred fiftie
and seaven quarters of malt to be carried and transported in the
said vessell to Bergen aforesaid, as alsoe a tonne of stronge beer, and
saith they were both perpetually at the lading thereof, and managed and
ordered such lading as for their owne account, and the said Smith embarqued
himselfe therewith to goe merchant and to sell and dispose the
said goods for their account and best advantage, yeelding a reason of
his knowledge, for that hee was master as aforesaid, and received the
said goods aboard.

To the fourth hee saith that after such the said vessells departure
with the said malt and beere from Shoram, and being in prosecution
of the said voyage for Bergen, and comming off harwich
the weather being fowle and the seas high, shee was cast away and
lost on a sand called the Sunck, on the nineteenth of this instant in
the night, and all her said lading alsoe perished and was lost, and
this deponent and company and the said mr Smith in exceeding greate
danger of being alsoe cast away and drowned, and very [?hardly] escaping
By which unhappie desaster hee saith the said howell and Smith
lost utterly lost their interest and shares aforesaid in the said vessell, and
alsoe all their said malt and beere, of this deponents sight and

Robert harthly [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


The same day. [CENTRE HEADING]

Rp. 2.

Peter Smith of Bright Hampson in the County of Sussex
Sailor, aged 23 yeeres or thereabouts, sworne and examined
as aforesaid.

To the first Interrogatorie hee saith hee well knew and was one of
the company of the vessell the Endeavour of Arundell interrate, at
the time of her last departure from Shoram and casting away hereunder
mentioned. And saith shee departed from Shoram on the thirteenth instant
bound on a voyage for Bergen in Norway, which hee knoweth being
a foremast man of her and shipped at Shoram for the said voyage.

To the second hee saith hee well knoweth the interrate John howell and
Ambrose Smith, and saith they were commonly reputed part owners
of the said vessell and of her tackle and furniture at the time of
such her departure and losse and hee beleeveth that they were soe, for
that hee saw them disburse moneys for worke donne towards her
fitting out on the said voyage, namely for Carpenters worke.

To the third hee saith that the said John howell and Ambrose Smith
while the said vessell was soe at Shoram, intending her said voyage
laded there aboard her upwards of two hundred and fiftie quarters
of malt, and a tonne of strong beere, to be transported in the said
vessell to Bergen aforesaid, and there to be disposed for their account
by the said Ambrose Smith who embarqued himselfe therwith.
The premises touching the said lading hee knoweth because hee was
present at the same and helped in the stowage thereof.